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Session 7

  1. 1. Management and Leadership in Health and Humanitarianism Class 7: Understanding Futures – Technology A module of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute Eric JAMES, PhD 27 January 2013
  2. 2. Learning Objectives: • Become familiar with the latest cutting-edge advancements in technology that have a global social impact • Gain a basic understanding of how these advances may disrupt health and humanitarianism
  3. 3. What we take for granted: the telephone
  4. 4. Now…a medical device? Credit: Daniel Kraft, MD
  5. 5. Encyclopedia of medical knowledge Health Apps and ‘Quantified Self’ Electronic Self-Testing Instruments Cardiology AliveCor iPhone ECG Glucose Meter iBGStar
  6. 6. Commercially available this decade IBM Watson as an AI Physician Tattooed sensors monitor heart, brain and other activity Ingestible imaging devices Bionics Source: Daniel Kraft, MD
  7. 7. How are we taught to think in school? Let’s take 30 steps… Linear: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…30 Exponential: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32… until 1,073,741,824 (i.e. 2³⁰)!!!
  8. 8. History of Technology Source: Peter Diamandis
  9. 9. Exponential growth and law of accelerating returns
  10. 10. Mobile devices disrupting banking and commerce Self-driving vehicles Artificial Intelligence 3D and additive manufacturing Robotics Telemedicine
  11. 11. Thanks and ‘see’ you online

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